Correctional Addictions Therapist

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Community Corrections
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US-CO-Fort Collins



Larimer County Community Corrections is committed to community safety and client accountability, providing innovative services, assessing risks and needs, and empowering clients to take responsibility.  We promote positive choices and internal change, resulting in reduced recidivism.



Larimer County Community Corrections is a professional environment where all individuals are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect.  We strive to promote self-improvement by reinforcing positive behavior, accomplishments, and accountability.  We are committed to fostering a sense of cohesiveness, trust, and collaboration throughout the department and our partnerships with the community.


Larimer County Community Corrections is looking for a skilled Correctional Addictions Therapists to join our dynamic team of professionals. The Correctional Addictions Therapist will be tasked to perform professional and technical counseling/therapy and/or case management related work in the implementation of a residential and outpatient addictions, mental health and criminogenic treatment programming.  This posting is to create an eligibility list for the Correctional Addictions Therapist position with an expected opening after an internal promotional process that is currently in progress. 


Illustrative tasks in this role include:

  • Working as a member of the treatment team providing individual and group treatment sessions (based on your qualifications) to participants in the Short Term Intensive Residential Remedial Treatment (STIRRT), Intensive Residential Treatment (IRT), and Aftercare programs.
  • Facilitating a variety of substance abuse,  mental health, cognitive restructuring, (if you are so qualified) and life skills groups.
  • Conducting Substance Abuse and/or Mental Health Evaluations.
  • Screening of referrals for prospective participants in our programs.
  • Individual therapy and relational therapy as appropriate.
  • Maintaining accurate client files. 

For more information about all job tasks associated with this role, please follow this link to the complete job description:

Correctional Addictions Therapist Job Description


We look forward to hearing from you, and cannot wait to have you join our team!


  • A minimum of two years experience providing substance abuse treatment in an adult correctional setting, adult or youth residential treatment program, community diversion program, or a related area.
  • Experience with co-occurring treatment.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred but not required.
  • Bachelor's Degree with a CAC II or higher from an accredited college or university with major course work in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Human Development, Criminal Justice, or related field.
  • Master's Degree in related field preferred.
  • All required and elective CAC coursework and clinical experience for CAC II. Master’s degree in related field and experience providing substance use treatment services may substitute for CAC.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
  • Certified Addiction Counselor II (CACII) or Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) preferred.
  • License or certification in a recognized mental health field (e.g., LPC, LMFT, LCSW or Psychologist) along with CAC preferred.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, Adult and Child CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications by date of hire.

Other Information to Note: 

  • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
  • This posting is to fill one anticipated opening at the completion of an internal process that is currently underway
  • This posting is also to create an Eligibility List to be used to fill future vacancies. Vacancies may require a CACII, CACIII or LAC Certification.  
  • Starting pay in 2020 for the minimum requirements (Bachelor's with CAC II or Master's with no CAC) is $24.71/hour.  This is an exempt position.  Pay may be higher for additional education or certification beyond the minimum requirements.
  • The successful candidate for this position must be available to work weekends, evenings, and/or holidays to meet program needs.
  • May be subject to on-call.

All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.

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